International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading space advocacy body with over 400 members in 72 countries, including all leading space agencies, industries, research institutions, universities, societies, associations, institutes and museums worldwide. Following its motto “Connecting @ll Space People” and its vision of “A space-faring world cooperating for the benefit of humanity”, the Federation advances knowledge about space, supporting the development and application of space assets by promoting global cooperation.
NORWEGIAN SPACE AGENCY (NOSA)
The Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. NOSA promotes the development, co-ordination and evaluation of national space activities as well as supports Norwegian interests in the European Space Agency (ESA) and the space programmes of the European Union.
The Government has defined the following goals for Norwegian space activities: 1. Promoting profitable companies, growth and employment 2. Meeting important needs of society and user groups 3. Ensuring satisfactory protection of important space infrastructure 4. Securing Norwegian foreign, security and defence policy interests in space activities and in outer space.